What's My Line? was one of network television's longest running and most beloved prime time game shows with a broadcast run of seventeen and one-half years. The game consisted of four panelists trying to guess the occupation of a guest contestant. The show was hosted by newsman John Daly and regular panel members were Dorothy Kilgallen (A gossip writter), Arlene Francis (an actress) and Bennett Cerf (a book publisher).

As the questioning rotated, a panel member asked questions and the guest would answer either "yes" or "no." A contestant received $5 for each "no" answer. Ten "no" answers ended the game in favor of the contestant. A mystery guest segment was also included in which the panelists were blindfolded. In this 40 episode set you will see some of the biggest names in show business from Joan Crawford to Bette Davis, Gordon and Shela McRae to Robert Ryan, Buddy Hackett, Victor Borge and loads more. This set probably offers the opportunity to see these great stars when they were not performing but just having great fun.

The mystery guests were paid $500 as an appearance fee whether they won or lost the game. This was in addition to the maximum $50 game winnings. Guest panelists were paid $750 as an appearance fee. The regular panelists were under contract and were paid "much more". The quality is excellent for this old TV series.

SET #3 (54 episodes)

Disc 1

Robert Q. Lewis

Fred Allen

Betty White

Burl Ives

Paul Muni

Audrey Meadows

Lilly Dache

Peggy King

James Mitchell U.S. Secretary Of Labor

Jean Pierre Aumont

Joe E. Lewis

Joe DiMaggio

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz

Robert Q. Lewis

Disc 2

Hal March

Robert Q. Lewis

Gale Storm

Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey

Herman Wouk

Van Heflin

Jean Simmons

Harry Belafonte

Phil Silvers

Dick Kollmar

Garry Moore

Jack Palance

George Axelrod

Vivian Blaine

Disc #3

Jack Straus Head of Macy's Department

Bernard F. Gimbel Head Of The Competing Gimbel's Department Store

Martha Raye

Fred Allen

Margaret Sullivan

Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy

Ezio Pinza


I've Got a Secret

Guest is Kaye Ballard

Panel: Bill Cullen, Bess Myerson, Henry Morgan, and Betsy Palmer

Disc #4

Mark Goodson & Bill Todman

Jackie Cooper

Vivian Blaine

Gary Crosby

Fred Allen

Edward G. Robinson

Henry Cabot Lodge

Victor Borge

Herman Wouk

Steve Randolph Churchill

Kim Novak

Fred Allen

Desi Arnaz

Disc #5

Jayne Mansfield

Fred Allen

Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein

General Mark Clark

Robert Taylor

Betty Hutton

Emmett Kelly (This episode appears to be edited, perhaps missing a second mystery guest as it runs only about 21 minutes instead of the usual 25, also notable as Fred Allen?s last show, he would die of a heart attack 6 days later)

Cyd Charisse

Advice Columnist Ann Landers

Steve Allen (This episode features a special introduction by John Daly mentioning Fred Allen?s death)

Linda Darnell

Garry Moore

The ?I?ve Got A Secret Panel? including Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, and Faye Emerson

Imogene Coca

Victor Borge

Ray Bolger

Johnny Carson

Disc #6

Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,

Celeste Holm

Elsa Maxwell

"Dick Tracy" creator Chester Gould

Hedda Hopper

Peter Lind Hayes

Marguerite Higgins Foreign Correspondent

Edgar Bergen & Mortimer Snerd

Paul Winchell & Jerry Mahoney

Mary Healy

Supreme Court Justice Bill Douglas

Peter Lawford

Art Linkletter

Ronald Reagan

Ozzie & Harriet Nelson


Frank Lloyd Wright

Peter Lawford

Charles Atlas

Jane Powell

Jack E. Leonard

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